Sunday, January 27, 2013

Uftring Nissan Announces Partnership - Peoria IL Nissan Dealer

Contact: Joe Phillips                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (309) 690-6200
Mobile: (309) 369-5775
joephillips (at)

Gary Uftring welcomes Joe Phillips as a partner in the North Allen Road dealership

Gary Uftring announced today that Joe Phillips, General Manager at Uftring Nissan, has become an ownership partner in the North Allen Road dealership, effective immediately. Mr. Phillips has been the General Manager of Uftring Nissan since 2006, when the dealership opened its current facility at 7400 N. Allen Road in Peoria.

Uftring Nissan’s dealer principal, Gary Uftring, said, “I am tremendously excited to welcome Joe Phillips as a partner at Uftring Nissan. Joe’s leadership and vision for the future is the driving force behind the success of the dealership. Joe and the entire Uftring Nissan team have the products and facility to shine in 2013 and beyond. I look forward to their achievements and continued commitment to exceptional customer service.”

Mr. Phillips, commenting on the partnership, said, “I would like to thank Gary Uftring for the opportunity to take my involvement in this great dealership to the next level. For the past 13 years, Gary’s guidance and friendship have been a source of great inspiration for me both professionally and personally. As Uftring Nissan continues to grow, I am dedicated to maintaining the standards of excellence that define every Uftring dealership.”

Uftring Nissan is a full-service Nissan dealership located at 7400 N. Allen Road in Peoria, IL. Uftring Nissan is a member of the Uftring Auto Group, and has been serving customers from its current location since 2006. Uftring Nissan is a four-time recipient of the Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence – awarded to select Nissan dealers who excel in 12 different sales and service categories.

Joe Phillips graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992 and has been in the automotive field for 21 years at dealerships in Peoria and Clearwater, Florida. Joe joined the Uftring Auto Group in May of 2000 and has served as both Nissan Sales Manager and General Manager. Joe and his wife Shari live in Germantown Hills and attend Great Oaks Community Church. They have two boys, Parker, 15 and Lucas, 10, and enjoy traveling and sports.


7400 N. Allen Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614